Parents' Guide to

Love Prison

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Online couples meet up for week of solitude; drama ensues.

TV A&E Reality TV 2014
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The voyeuristic reality show offers a mildly entertaining look at what happens when people who've only interacted with each other through phone calls, texts, instant messages, and social media sites are forced to spend time together in person and get to know one another. The result is a show that's full of tension-filled moments, occasional arguments, and lots of all-around awkwardness.

Some viewers will not be surprised by the disappointment some cast members experience when things don't work out they way they had hoped. But audiences who actively participate in online dating and remote relationship-building will find themselves being reminded that the way people appear online may not resemble who they are in real time.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 8, 2014
  • Network: A&E
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 5, 2023

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